East House raise funds for Childern’s Hospital
Last month, as part of our Lenten Giving activities, East House completed a sponsored 15-mile hike to raise funds which have now been donated to Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia. The event raised more than £4000 thanks to the generosity of pupils, parents and staff.
Their walk followed a medieval pilgrimage route, starting at the Church of All Saints in Knapwell and finishing at Great St Mary’s in Cambridge. The boys’ journey took them past historic buildings dating from the fourteenth century, as well as locations of historical significance such as Madingley Hall and the American Cemetery.
The fundraiser was the idea of House Chamberlain, Sam T, who had previously raised funds for the Hospital with a similar initiative in Hong Kong last year. Sam commented: “After raising £2000 last year in a sponsored hike across the island of Hong Kong, I wanted to get the whole House involved in raising funds for this worthy cause. Everyone was really enthusiastic and it was a great way to unite the group. I am really pleased to have raised so much for the charity and we’re sure they will put the funds to good use.”
East Housemaster, Mr Dix-Pincott, added: “This year’s East House Lenten Appeal event was a heart-warming day, which offered the boys the opportunity to spend some time in contemplation and building bonds of brotherhood whilst supporting a wonderful cause. We are hugely grateful for how well the event has been supported and the boys should be proud of what they have achieved.”